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Triton XXII, Lot: 221. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 165-42 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 16.88 g, 12h). New Style coinage. Mened(emos), Epigen(es), and Epigo–, magistrates. Struck 135/4 BC. Head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing single-pendant earring, necklace, and triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with the protomes of four horses above the visor, a Pegasos in flight rightward above the raised earpiece, and a curvilinear ornament on the shell / Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; A-ӨE above ME-NEΔ/EΠI/ΓENO/EΠIΓO (magistrates’ names) in five lines across field; to left, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff; Z on amphora, ΔI below; all within wreath. Thompson 351b (same dies); HGC 4, 1602; BMC 445 (same dies). Choice EF, lustrous, some toning around portrait.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear inventory G10482 (February 2010).